Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2009 Britannia

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The quarter ounce (1/4 oz) gold coins are denominated as Twenty-five Pounds (£25).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with other denominations with the same reverse designs.

In 2009, the Royal Mint re-issued the anniversary Britannia design initially used in 1997 to mark the tenth year of the Britannia bullion coins range, which was also the first issue of silver Britannias (they were only gold before). The design is known as The Charioteer and depicts Britannia standing whilst driving a two-horse chariot in the manner of the warrior queen Boudicca (Boadicea).

The composition of the coin is 91.77% gold alloyed with 8.23% silver. The quarter-ounce (1/4oz) gold coin was issued individually and in mint sets, in Proof FDC grade only.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,567
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Britannia - obverse photo

The obverse of the coins shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Britannia - reverse photo

At centre, the standing figure of Britannia riding in a chariot drawn by two horses, holding the reins in her right hand and a trident in her left. She is wearing a Corinthian helmet, pushed back.

Around above, the inscription QUARTER ' OUNCE ' FINE ' GOLD ', and the date 2009. Around below, BRITANNIA.

The artist's initials PN (for Philip Nathan) are in the left field, above and behind the chariot wheel.

Reverse Inscription QUARTER ' OUNCE ' FINE ' GOLD ' 2009 BRITANNIA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

770 individual proof coins, plus coins in sets.
The sets are listed in Spink but not on the Royal Mint website; the Royal Mint only lists the total proofs mintage, including the coins in the sets.

Issued in Set
The 2009 UK Britannia Four-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage 797
4 coins: £100 (1oz), £50 (1/2oz), £25 (1/4oz), £10 (1/10oz)
Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Britannia: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint Mintage link Proof mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Sets mintage
All (95) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 1987 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1988 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1993 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1994 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1995 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1996 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1997 Britannia 1,815 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1998 Britannia 1,310 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1999 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2000 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2001 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2002 Britannia 1,695 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2003 Britannia 2,684 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2004 Britannia 1,946 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2005 Britannia 2,606 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Standing 2,141 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Charioteer 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Guardian 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Waves 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Seated 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2007 Britannia 2,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2008 Britannia 2,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Britannia 1,567 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Diana 7,203 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2010 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Mercury 7,160 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2010 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Britannia 3,171 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Apollo 3,141 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2011 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Juno 3,249 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2011 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Britannia 698 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Vulcan unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2012 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Minerva unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2012 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Britannia 780 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Britannia (Proof) 875 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Britannia (Proof) 613 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Year of the Sheep unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Britannia (Proof) 509 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Lion of England unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Shakespeare 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Britannia (Proof) 1,022 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster 980 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Lion of England 2,492 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Red Dragon of Wales unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Griffin of Edward III unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Britannia (Proof) 1,068 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Year of the Dog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Four Generations unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Unicorn of Scotland unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Red Dragon of Wales unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Black Bull of Clarence unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Black Bull of Clarence (Proof) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Britannia (Proof) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Legend of the Ravens unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2019 · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Ceremony of the Keys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2019 · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Yeoman Warders unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2019 · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Crown Jewels unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2019 · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets (Proof) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Yale of Beaufort unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Yale of Beaufort (Proof) 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Britannia (Proof) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Queen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Bond, James Bond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 White Lion of Mortimer unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 White Lion of Mortimer (Proof) 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 White Horse of Hanover unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 White Horse of Hanover (Proof) 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Britannia (Proof) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond (Proof) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Britannia: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2009
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
ReverseBritannia, Standing
Face Value25 (x Pound)
Total Mintage1,567
CurrentYes
Material0.917 Gold
DesignerPhilip Nathan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass8.510 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-MRJL-EPQM
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